This week's featured coin is a U.S. commemorative celebrating the 300th Anniversary of Birth of Benjamin Franklin. One of the most loved of the country's historical figures, Franklin was a Founding Father, scientist, inventor, author and printer, among many other things. He founded the first public library in the U.S. as well as the first fire department.
The obverse of the coin features a portrait of a young Franklin flying a kite with the inscription "Benjamin Franklin Scientist", designed by Norman E. Nemeth. The reverse shows a Revolutionary era "Join or Die" snake cartoon illustration, and the denomination below.
142,000 coins were minted and carry a value of $57.00 in proof 65 condition.
Denomination - Dollar
Country - United States
Coinage Type - Commemorative Coinage (1982-Present)
Mint - U.S. Mint
Composition - Silver
Fineness - 0.9